Building Equipment Mechanic
Test required: Postal Exam 955
Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $23.62 per hour.
The General Maintenance Group covers jobs like Building Equipment Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Building Maintenance Custodian, Plumber, Painter, Carpenter, etc. Of all these jobs, the Building Equipment Mechanic and Maintenance Mechanic positions are most common. Maintenance positions require extensive technical skills.
Demand for technical maintenance jobs is significant and is growing rapidly as Postal systems and equipment become more technologically advanced. The maintenance field is expected to be one of the highest growth Postal employment areas within the foreseeable future. Maintenance jobs also offer some of the highest starting wages.
- Building Equipment Mechanics perform involved trouble shooting and complex maintenance work on building and building equipment systems, and preventive maintenance and preventive maintenance inspections of building, building equipment, and systems. Building Equipment Mechanics maintain and operate a large automated air conditioning system and heating system.
- Maintenance Mechanics perform semiskilled preventive, corrective, and predictive maintenance tasks associated with the upkeep and operation of various types of mail processing, buildings, and building equipment, customer service and delivery equipment.
- Building Equipment Mechanic starting wages in 2009 were $23.62 per hour.
- Maintenance Mechanic starting wages in 2009 were $20.18 per hour.
These are full-time career positions that come with full benefits.